Hammerin' Harry

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Hammerin' Harry
HammerinHarry arcadeflyer.png
North American arcade flyer of Hammerin' Harry, the first game in the series.

Hammerin' Harry, known in Japan as Daiku no Gen-san (大工の源さん, Gen the Carpenter), is a series of platforming video games developed and published by Irem in 1990. The titles were developed and published for the arcades, Famicom, Game Boy, Super Famicom and Sony PSP platforms.


The following is a list of games released in the series.

Japanese Title English Title System Year
大工の源さん 〜べらんめ町騒動記〜
Daiku no Gen-san: Beranmechō Sōdōki
Hammerin' Harry Arcade 1990
Daiku no Gen-san
Hammerin' Harry Famicom 1991
大工の源さん ゴーストビルディングカンパニー
Daiku no Gen-san: Ghost Building Company
Hammerin' Harry: Ghost Building Company Game Boy 1992
大工の源さん2 赤毛のダンの逆襲
Daiku no Gen-san 2: Akage no Dan no Gyakushō
Famicom 1993
Ganbare! Daiku no Gen-san
Super Famicom 1993
大工の源さん ロボット帝国の野望
Daiku no Gen-san: Robot Teikoku no Yabō
Game Boy 1994
大工の源さん カチカチのトンカチがカチ
Daiku no Gen-san: Kachikachi no Tonkachi ga Kachi
Game Boy Color 2000
いくぜっ! 源さん 夕焼け大工物語
Ikuze! Gen-san: Yūyake Daiku Monogatari
Hammerin' Hero (NA)/GenSan (EU) PSP 2008

Spin-offs and related releases[edit]

The first spin-off in the series was Kizuchida Quiz da Gen-san Da! (木づちだ クイズだ 源さんだ!), a quiz game released for the Game Boy on December 19, 1992 exclusively in Japan. Others were various Japan-only, pachinko machines, as well as home ports of them for PlayStation, PlayStation 2, Windows-operated PCs and Game Boy. Outside of the franchise, Hammerin' Harry was represented in a Japan-only Game Boy title, Shuyaku Sentai Irem Fighter along with three other Irem franchises: R-Type, Ninja Spirit and Mr. Heli. Hammerin' Harry can be seen on the arcade flyers of Ninja Baseball Bat Man, also by Irem.


On March 24, 2008, an anime series based specifically on the PSP title Hammerin' Hero, titled as Ikuze! Gen-san (いくぜっ!源さん), was aired on GyaO's website until June 9, 2008. There were 24 9-minute webisodes aired. A DVD compiling the episodes was released in April 2009.

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Video games